Let There be Fireworks…and Peace

When looking for an image for the 4th of July, I found many wonderful images, but I wanted something more than just fireworks. I wanted an image that showed people celebrating together despite their differences.

When I found this image of Uncle Sam and John Bull embracing, I realized I’d found what I was looking for: two bitter enemies who fought a war over the United States of America, coming together as friends and finding common ground.

I hope you have a wonderful and peaceful Independence Day.

Puck Magazine, July 4th, 1902. Illustration by L.M. Glackens.

Puck Magazine, July 4th, 1902. Illustration by L.M. Glackens.

One Comment

  1. Bernard D. Fowler
    July 2, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Danna, Thank you very much for posting pic. I really enjoy seeing illustrations such as this. May you and yours have a great Fourth of July weekend.

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